December 2011 Issue

Markets shrink for upscale pear

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Comice is the perfect pear for gift boxes, but the gift business has declined.
Courtesy Pear Bureau Northwest

Comice is sometimes referred

In The Box

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Left: Northeast McIntosh, Courtesy Jon Clements. Center: October issue cover prompts firestorm of regional pride and competitiveness. Right: McIntosh grown

Reinventing Comice

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During the Pear Bureau Northwest’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, last summer, its regional managers proposed ideas on how to

Committee to advise on endowments

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An industry advisory committee has been formed to work with Washington State University to decide how to spend the money

Last Bite — Granny’s legacy

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The spur-type Granny Smiths Granspur and Greenspur were discovered at the Calvin Cooper orchard at Brewster, Washington, and patented in

Four leaders better than one

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Belgian horticulturist Tom Deckers discusses the pruning strategy for a four-leader system. Many pear-growing systems put too much energy into

Reflective cover has marketing benefits

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Matt Whiting (right) discusses results of his research with the reflective material Extenday with Oregon State University Extension

Good Stuff

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Ty Snyder promoted
C & O Nursery of Wenatchee, Washington, has promoted Ty Snyder to the position of orchard manager. Snyder

Platforms not widely used

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A recent survey of Washington State apple growers suggests that orchard platforms are not widely used there.

Just over 10 percent

Cold hardiness

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A new cold hardiness tool is available just in time for winter for Washington State grape growers through AgWeatherNet,

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